This is an excellent example of the style of Northern Margaret River Shiraz. Medium bodied, with very attractive spice and dark pepper fruit flavours, it has a rich fleshy palate and balanced tannin persistence.
Colour: Very deep crimson purple - red with a dark core and edge.
Aroma: Rich lifted aromas of spice and dark fruits with some fine American oak. Some earthiness and complexity, this is a fine, fleshy expression of Shiraz.
Palate: Rich and layered fruit, fine tannins across the palate are backed up by concentrated dark and juicy fruit flavours.
Food matching: Wagyu Beef or Game Meats.
Cellaring: Five years with ease.
Alcohol: 14.4% vol. Standard drinks: approx. 8.5
Region: Margaret River
Vintage notes: A coolish year in Margaret River, producing bright aromatic red wines that are soft fleshy and expressive. A warm start was followed by a cool weather all the way through to see reds with rich soft tannins and bright varietal flavours.
Composition: 100% Shiraz
Winemaking: Picked early morning, grapes were crushed directly to open fermenters with about 15% going to new American Oak after pressing. At the conclusion of 12 months maturation, the wine was racked, clarified and bottled.
Acidity: 6.30 g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
Closure: Screw cap